Ready, set, compete: NYO kicks off today

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - More than 450 student-athletes from communities across Alaska are coming together for the 49th Annual Native Youth Olympics. The competition features events like the Alaskan high kick, wrist carry and seal hop. The 2019 Games run April 25-27, as athletes demonstrate strength, agility and skill.

Admission is free to all events and free parking in designated lots at the Alaska Airlines Center.

Nicole Johnston with Cook Inlet Tribal Council talked to Ariane Aramburo of the Channel 2 Morning Edition about why the games are not just important to the athletes, but to the Alaska Native community as well.

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